Check with your healthcare provider to see if this service is available to you Generally most healthcare providers offer a free nurse hotline as part of the service they provide to their subscribers. There is no "free" nurse hotline available nationwide without a healthcare service.
One of the best reasons to use a free nurse hotline is to avoid a costly trip to the emergency room. Sometimes it is possible to treat a minor illness or ailment with a simple trip to the pharmacy instead of waiting in the emergency room and facing hefty medical bills down the road. A registered nurse hotline helps callers determine if the case is serious enough to warrant a trip to the hospital, and she can also help with various other health inquiries, pregnancy questions and recommendations of the best places to go in case immediate medical help is necessary.